Ring in the holiday season with new Christmas play dough recipes, printables and play ideas.
Christmas play dough activities, recipes and printables
This article is part of our Christmas activities and crafts for children.
Christmas season calls for new play dough activities!
Playing with play dough is an excellent opportunity to work through the range of hand and finger movements that are vital for children’s fine motor skill development. All that kneading, rolling and squishing build hand, wrist and finger strength.
As they play, children also have the opportunity to develop their language skills: talking about what they are making and narrating their imaginary play.
Add some of these play dough recipes, printables and activities to your play this Christmas:
Christmas play dough recipes
Candy cane play dough sensory play
Play dough is a wonderful sensory material that offers endless play possibilities and an opportunity to develop important fine motor skills and hand and wrist strength. Let’s have fun with candy cane-themed play dough!
Christmas play dough recipe
This Christmas play dough recipe smells exactly like Christmas.
Easy no cook gingerbread play dough recipe
This easy no-cook gingerbread play dough recipe is great for fine motor skills activities and sensory play, and smells wonderful.
Christmas play dough printables
Gingerbread theme play dough mats printable
For a fun and easy sensory play idea, print and play with these gingerbread man themed play dough mats.
Printable Christmas tree play dough mat
You can use this printable Christmas tree play dough mat for some fun Christmas-themed sensory play.
Snowman play dough mat printable
This snowman play dough mat printable is great for Christmas and winter finger gyms.
Snow globe winter play dough mat printable
I wonder who your child will make to go inside this pretty snow globe winter play dough mat printable?
Christmas play dough activities
Snow cloud dough recipe
Here’s a quick and easy snow cloud dough recipe that’s great for winter sensory play.
Christmas addition activity mat printable
This Christmas tree printable is a great addition activity that uses play dough to include in your Christmas math stations, with extra sensory play and fine motor skills practice too.
Christmas spelling mat free printable
Here’s a free printable Christmas spelling mat that uses play dough that you can add to your literacy centers for the holidays.
More Christmas activities and crafts
See our full index of Christmas activities, lesson plans and crafts for even more great ideas.